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The opinion covers a wide range of important issues in relation to developing trends in the labour market, and the benefits and challenges they create.  Some issues raised would merit further consideration by the EESC in separate opinions.

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  • 24 May 2016
    The changing nature of employment relationships and its impact on maintaining a living wage, social security systems and labour law

    The opinion covers a wide range of important issues in relation to developing trends in the labour market, and the benefits and challenges they create.  Some issues raised would merit further consideration by the EESC in separate opinions.

  • 19 May 2016
    Denis MEYNENT
    The REFIT programme

    REFIT is the European Commission's Regulatory Fitness and Performance programme. Its declared objective is to make European legislation simpler and to contribute to a clear, stable and predictable regulatory framework in the EU.

  • 19 May 2016
    Andrzej Adamczyk
    Review of the European Neighbourhood Policy

    The EESC welcomes the Commission's review of the European Neighbourhood Policy, which aims to redefine its goals and general approach following dramatic developments in the EU's neighbourhood.

  • 28 Apr 2016 Fairer labour mobility

    The drafting of an exploratory opinion on fairer labour mobility within the EU at the request of the Netherlands Presidency comes against a background of serious threats to the freedom of movement of workers and, in general, all persons in the EU.

  • 28 Apr 2016 Combating aggressive tax planning

    In January, the European Commission presented a new legislative package to combat aggressive tax planning. The package aims to establish a transparent model of cross-border taxation which tackles tax avoidance.

  • 21 Apr 2016 Trade unions and the UK’s EU referendum

    On 21 April, the enlarged presidency of the Workers’ Group and British trade unions met in London to discuss the UK referendum.

  • 21 Mar 2016 Opinion on the establishment of National Competitiveness Boards within the Euro Area

    At its plenary session held on 16 and 17 March 2016 (meeting of 17 March 2016), the European Economic and Social Committee adopted this opinion by 200 votes to 3 with 11 abstentions.

  • 18 Feb 2016 Opinion on fighting poverty

    The EESC urges the EU Council to reiterate the commitment made in the Europe 2020 strategy, namely to reduce the number of people living below the poverty line by at least 20 million by 2020 and recommends that, when doing so, it take into account the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • 18 Feb 2016 Opinion on the "Annual Growth Survey 2016: Strengthening the recovery and fostering convergence"

    Seven years since the start of the crisis, the Committee expresses its concern over high unemployment, which is an issue in certain Member States in particular. The 2016 AGS contains much more in the way of social analysis, objectives and goals, but for this new approach to be effective, it should not be based on the reiteration of the policy recommendations of previous years.

  • 18 Feb 2016 EESC Workers' Group Declaration on the 'New Settlement for the United Kingdom within the European Union'

    The Workers Group expresses its unqualified support for British and European workers, particularly at this moment when their rights are under constant threat at national, European and even International level. 

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